On the Origin of Philippine Vowel Grades

  title={On the Origin of Philippine Vowel Grades},
  author={L. A. Reid},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={457 - 473}
  • L. A. Reid
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Oceanic Linguistics
The concept of vowel grade by which morphological features in some Indo- European languages are signaled by change in the quality of the vowel of a given form has long been recognized. More recently, the term has also been applied to the variation in vowels that occur in some case-marking prepositional forms in Austronesian languages. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate some of the processes by which vowel grades developed in some Philippine languages. These processes include what has… Expand

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